FROM THE BIG SCREEN TO YOUR KITCHEN
Six Disney Movie Dishes You Should Recreate
By Ariadna Sandoval
Have you ever stared at an on-screen meal and wondered how it tastes? Or heard your stomach rumble at the sight of a movie dish?
If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place. Dishes are often used in movies as a powerful storytelling technique. They can take the form of a Christmas dinner capable of unifying a disjointed family, or a fresh ice cream treat that starts a magical summer romance. Whether it has more of a primary or secondary role, food is always there.
Ratatouille - Ratatouille
Ratatouille is probably one of the most recognized movie dishes in the Disney universe—it’s literally the name of the movie. This 2007 Pixar movie is a perfect example of the relationship between food and a message. The iconic ratatouille dish is a vehicle for the nostalgic past and the uncertain future. A small bite of the dish transported the antagonist, Anton, to his childhood, while it also consolidated Remy’s role as a future chef.
Lose yourself in this flavor journey by remaking this recipe.
Lady and the Tramp – Spaghetti and Meatballs
Just as food can transport you back in time, it can also light a romantic flame. The Lady and the Tramp’s spaghetti and meatballs moonlit dinner defined their relationship, and signified the beginning of the couple’s journey. The 1955 movie dish, while traditional and straightforward, was still able to create an unbreakable connection between the characters.
So why not try and recreate this romantic dish? This meal is always a good choice, whether you share it with a partner, family, or friends.
The Princess and the Frog – Tiana’s Beignets
These mouthwatering, perfectly fluffy treats are originally a French delicacy and a popular treat in New Orleans, involving rich dough coated in powdered sugar. The beignets are not only a clever reference to Tiana’s culture, but are also critical to her efforts in achieving her long-lasting dream of opening a restaurant.
Recreate these treats by following Disney’s original recipe.
Beauty and the Beast – The Gray Stuff
The mysterious ‘gray stuff.’ Watching the classic 1991 film, I couldn’t help but wonder what that substance was. At first, I thought it was a savory treat that Lumière paired with salty crackers for Belle, but Disney proved me wrong—the ‘gray stuff’ is actually sweet.
It’s relatively simple to make, only consisting of crumble cookies, sweet cookies, vanilla pudding, and whipped cream.
The Emperor’s New Groove - Kronk’s Spinach Puffs
Who can forget Kronk’s famous “My Spinach Puffs!” line in the movie! The funny, but straightforward line is a critical aspect of the film, as it allows the viewer to peel back Kronk’s harsh layers, and reveals him to be a sensible man who is scared of burning his puffs. The puffs are fit for an emperor, consisting of a buttery and flaky exterior with a creamy spinach interior.
Take a step into royalty with these mouthwatering treats.
Monsters, Inc - Yellow snow cones
Get ready for spring by recreating these iconic yellow snow cones. After Sully and Mike Wasowski are banished to the Himalayas, they meet an abominable snowman who offers them this icy treat. The movie gives a clue as to how to make them, as the snowman repeatedly states “it’s lemon,” to an angry Sully.
If you're a lemon (or Monsters, Inc) lover, try making this refreshing snack.